I mean we have Zac Efron for the dudes, so how could we not have Jennifer Aniston for the ladies?
And I mean that because we’re kind of going outside the realm of nerdy-ness, but I’m all about it!
I’ve had so many people ask for the Jennifer Aniston workout, that it was only a matter of time before I had to cave in and give it to you all.
Well, that’s kind of what happened with Zac Efron as well, so that’s another reason I bring him into the mix.
The closest thing Aniston has probably come to nerdy material is her voicing for some animated movies such as The Iron Giant and more recently Storks for Pixar.
That being said, she has one of the most sought after female physiques, and overall aesthetics, so I feel it’s okay to bypass the nerdom and give the people what they want.
We’re all friends here, people.
See what I did there?
It was terrible…I get it…
Jennifer Aniston Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 110 lbs.
Age: 48 years old
Now, I don’t want to start a war between the Aniston and Jolie rivalry, but Aniston comes in at 48, while Jolie is still 42, and they both come in around the same height range – similar to others like Katie Cassidy, Olivia Munn, and Caity Lotz.
Aniston is also the second oldest female we have on SHJ, having just seen Halle Berry’s routine, and Berry hitting her 50 mark not too long ago!
We’ve seen other women, such as Gal Gadot, Sophie Turner, Daisy Ridley, and Jennifer Lawrence standing above the average height range that Aniston falls under, and even more who fall below like Natalie Portman, Emilia Clarke and Scarlett Johansson.
But, don’t fret ladies, this workout and diet plan will be for any body-type and style.
So stick around!
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Jennifer Aniston Diet and Nutrition
As you can imagine, there is a lot of different articles online that cover Jennifer Aniston’s diet, nutrition, and even workout routine.
This is something that many people want to know.
For that reason, I’m going to do my best to choose the best source for each piece (diet/workout). So trust is going to be a factor here.
Trust me, folks.
Here’s one thing from Elle.com that I find interesting:
JA: “When I wake up, I have warm lemon water and then I have a shake or avocado and eggs, which is one of my favorites,” Aniston says. “I sprinkle a little coconut oil on that. Sometimes, I’ll have a puffed millet cereal with a banana or I’ll do oatmeal with an egg white whipped in at the end.”
Elle: Oatmeal with egg white!?
JA: “Justin [Theroux], my husband, taught me that little move to get extra protein! Right before [the oatmeal] is finished cooking, you just whip in an egg white and it kind of gives it this fluffy texture that’s delicious.”
Maybe it’s because I’m hungry and like oatmeal, AND the idea of extra protein, but heck, I like this.
Aniston continues with Elle and we find out:
Lunch for Jen is “some form of vegetables or salad with protein—pretty basic” and dinner is “probably the same.” Between meals, she sometimes snacks on “maybe an apple and almond butter” or just an apple and some nuts.
And, while we’re at it, we might as well know that he dinner is:
“Pasta has taken over as my new favorite go-to-town food,” Aniston says, again crediting her husband, for the about-face. “Yes, he has brought the pasta back into my life,” she says. “I don’t know whether I should thank him or hate him for that.”
“I do thank him,” she decides, because he makes pasta carbonara and it is “irresistible.”
“I’ve learned how to make it,” she continues, “and it’s not that bad for you! It’s just an egg, parmesan cheese, and a little pasta water. And we substitute turkey bacon for real bacon, so, you know.”
Okay, yeah, I’m starving…
Jennifer Aniston Workout Routine Research
Interestingly enough, Aniston focuses heavily on yoga, meditation and some pilates.
I say interesting because our new Bonus Path, The Jedi Path, is set to come out shortly, and will focus around just that!
**UPDATE:The Jedi Path is Live!**
No, seriously, I didn’t plan this…
First and foremost into this workout routine research is something that I want to give you is a YouTube video we get from PopSugar of Jennifer Aniston’s yoga from one of her trainers Mandy Ingber:
This is only a 10 minute video, but it’s pretty good to get you started.
I’ve also found out that Ingber, who also works closely with Kate Beckinsale and a slew of other stars, has been working with Aniston for 3-4 days a week since 2005.
Apparently Ingber uses a combination of yoga, spinning, toning, and pilates to tone these celebs into tip top shape!
But, if not, don’t worry, I’ll include ample information for the routine itself.
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Jennifer Aniston Workout Routine
3-5 days per week
Aniston works with her trainer 3-4 times a week. If you’re looking to step it up a notch, I suggest adding in another day of cardio, or even pilates/cycling if you can.
Shape.com provides us with a full fledge workout routine that is similar to Ingber’s style (which you’ll find below).
Works: Total-body, but especially arms, abs and legs.
Begin in Mountain Pose, with your feet together. Place your palms together. Close the eyes. Get centered. As you inhale, sweep the arms above the head, as you exhale, hinge at the hips forward fold. Again, inhale, keep the palms on the floor, or bring your hands up to the knees, raise your chest halfway forward, flatten your spine.
Exhale, step back to Plank, top of a push-up. Look straight ahead.
Inhale. Exhale, lower down, hugging the elbows in close to your body.
Inhale, lift the heart up, shoulders roll back away from the ears into a Cobra or Up Dog. Exhale, press back to Downward Facing Dog.
Take five deep breaths. At the end of the last exhale, look up to the hands. Step the feet to the hands. Inhale, look up. Exhale, fold down.
Inhale, press the feet into the mat and firm the thighs to rise up to Mountain Pose. Exhale, press the palms together at the heart.
Repeat five times.
Works: Inner-thighs, core, and mental focus.
Place most of your weight on your right leg and draw your left heel to the inner-thigh of the right leg. Steady your gaze and connect with your breath. Keep the left knee turning out, and gently tuck your tailbone, as you extend out throughout the crown of the head.
With the hands in prayer position, press the palms together, at the same time press the inner-thigh and the sole of the foot together.
Ingber’s Yogalosophy Moves
Yogalosophy moves pair a traditional yoga pose with a toning exercise for maximal results in minimal time.
Temple Pose to Plie Squats
Works: Outer-thighs, glutes, inner-thighs.
Complete three sets, 30 seconds plus eight reps and eight mini reps.
1. Bring your feet about three-feet apart, planted on the floor with the toes turned out. Bring your palms together in prayer position, and bend both knees.
2. Sink down with the lower body as you stay lifted through the upper body.
3. Try not to sway your lower back or lean forward; tuck your tailbone under slightly. Engage your quads and your glutes.
4. Take five deep breaths.
PLIE SQUATS (x8) -> BACK TO TEMPLE (x2) -> THEN PULSE:
1. Press into both heels, using your glutes to rise up. Immediately lower back down, squatting the hips eight times. Make sure to keep your knees pressing open, and your spine straight.
2. After eight, hold the hips down in Temple Pose for five breaths. Repeat eight more squats.
3. Hold the last squat, and pulse the hips down eight times.
Chair Pose to Squats
Works: Legs and glutes
Complete three sets that are 30 seconds each, plus eight reps and eight mini reps.
1. Start with your feet together. Sink down into an imaginary chair, so it is as if you were seated. Your butt and sit bones are sinking down towards your heels. Your arms are extended up towards the sky. Palms face each other or touch together.
2. Firm your triceps and send energy out through the arms, as you continue to ground down into the earth. Five breaths here, in and out of the nose. Press your feet into the floor, lead with your sternum, and rise up to standing.
ADD SQUATS (x8) -> BACK TO CHAIR (x2) -> THEN PULSE:
1. Step the feet apart slightly, about hips-width distance, and bring your palms together at your chest. Sink the hips back into a seated position, and immediately press back up. Continue to breathe.
2. Do this eight times, then step the feet together. Back to Chair Pose.
Boat Pose to V-ups
Complete eight reps, breaths, three sets
1. Come into Boat Pose by balancing on your sit bones. Extend your arms straight out in front of you, parallel to the floor, and lift your chest and sternum upward as you gaze up.
2. Extend your legs so that your toes are at eye level. Cross your arms over your chest, and using your lower abdominal muscles, slowly lower yourself down so that your shoulders and heels are hovering a few inches off the floor.
3. Then raise back up into Boat Pose, again using your abs.
Works: Core, abs and arms.
1. Begin in Plank position, and bring the feet together.
2. Move the right hand directly below the face.
3. Shift your body to the side, so that you are balancing on the right hand, and the outside edge of your right foot. Make sure that your feet are flexed and the underside of the waist is lifting up, so your top hip is lifting up towards the ceiling.
4. Press the bottom hand into the floor, so that you are not dumping into that right shoulder. Keep the right arm straight (but not locked). If you are super flexible to the point of hyper-extension, make sure you don’t lock your elbow. Slowly bring your body back to the center and balance it out. Repeat on the left side. Take Five breaths.
Spinning: 30 minutes
Works: Everything! Spinning is excellent heart rate training, and it builds muscle while you burn fat, which transforms the body into a fat-burning machine.
“Muscle burns more calories that fat does, so we change the ratio of stored fat to lean muscle mass. That means you are burning more calories, even when you are standing in line at the grocery store,” Ingber says.
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